Canadian Opera Company Announces Three Emerging Canadian Artists for 2024-25 Season

The Canadian Opera Company has announced three emerging Canadian artists for the 2024-25 season. The artists are sopranos Emily Rocha and Gabrielle Turgeon, and bass Duncan Stenhouse. The singers join six returning Ensemble Studio members soprano Karoline Podolak, mezzo-soprano Queen Hezumuryango, tenor Wesley Harrison, baritone Korin Thomas-Smith, and pianist/coaches Brian Cho and Mattia Senesi. All three incoming Ensemble Studio artists {…}

Elisabeth St-Gelais Wins First Prize at COC’s 10th Ensemble Studio Competition

The Canadian Opera Company’s (COC) 10th annual Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition took place on Oct. 26, 2023, at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts. Soprano Elisabeth St-Gelais from Chicoutimi, QC, sang “Vissi d’arte” from Puccini’s “Tosca.” She won the First Prize of $7,500 and the Audience Choice Award of $1,000. St-Gelais was named Radio-Canada’s 2023/2024 classical breakout {…}

Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, Emily Rocha, Matthew Bermudez, Jamal al Titi, Matthew Li, & Duncan Stenhouse Named Finalist in Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition

(Photo credit: The Canadian Opera Company) The Canadian Opera Company’s Centre Stage: Ensemble Studio Competition finalists have been announced. Those moving forward in the competition are sopranos Gabrielle Turgeon, Elisabeth St-Gelais, and Emily Rocha, tenor Matthew Bermudez, baritone Jamal al Titi, and basses Matthew Li, and Duncan Stenhouse. At the annual fundraiser and vocal competition each participant will perform an {…}